But equipped with a philosophy that treasured empirical evidence over accepted convention, and a focus on making marginal gains in every possible facet
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“An animal for me is not a meal, but a living being. And with vegetarianesm we will solve much of the tragedy of hunger in the world. ” He has not consumed meat from about 20 years, initially advised by a naturopath. “Following my views changed and I started to see animals like my like. I do have particular favourite foods, but focused on local products as our ancestors, potatoes, chestnuts,... bread, pasta, polenta, a littel cheese seasoning, extra virgin olive oil. It is therefore vegetarian diet, nearly vegan, which does not include taking supplements or medicines and some ailments when he prefers to rely on a natural systems and let the body recover naturally. This diet helps me in achieving sporting success and is also important as an example of honesty towards ourselves and towards others.
Food Fact: Cinnamon is a powerful antimicrobial agent that also enhances your antioxidant defenses. It's been found to kill E. coli and many other bacteria. Its anti-inflammatory compounds help relieve pain and stiffness of muscles and joints due to arthritis. Also helps prevent urinary tract infections, tooth decay and gum disease.
Another critical factor is we do not put antioxidants in Acute Recovery—purposely. Taking in antioxidants close to the end of training and within the acute recovery window (three to five hours) actually diminishes what you’ve accomplished with exercise because it kills key feedback to the mitochondria for adaptation.
And what about Acute Recovery? How is it different than other recovery drinks out there? Acute Recovery is what you drink after exercise. It is comprised of a 2:1 protein to carb ratio with 30mg of caffeine. Yes, that’s completely different than competing formulas—hold that thought! The idea here is to have a high-quality protein with carb and caffeine: The protein (whey isolate and micellar... casein) shuts down the breakdown from exercise, carbs (dextrose from grape sugar) provide glycogen, and the caffeine in conjunction with carb and protein has been shown to enhance glycogen replacement by 66 percent over carb and protein alone. Now, most other recovery drinks are 4:1 carbs to protein so why the ratio discrepancy in Acute Recovery? Mostly, sex differences. Women need a 3:1 carb to protein mix, while men need a 4:1 ratio. The hardest thing to find post-training is a high-quality protein, so we have loaded up Acute with this. Carbs are easy to find, and most people will be taking more of them in anyway. So you can tailor your recovery drink with almond milk or another source of carbs specifically to maximize the benefits in that 30-minute post-exercise window.
How does Osmo Active Hydration work? By keeping the solute concentration lower than the osmolality of the blood, Osmo capitalizes on the body’s physiological response to pull fluid out of the GI tract and into the places it needs it, namely the blood and the muscles. Osmo’s glucose-sucrose ratio plus the sodium citrate in the formula actually increases fluid absorption, which keeps your body... temperature lower and your muscles functioning. And because you don’t have all that fluid in your GI tract, you’re a lot less likely to have bloating and gastrointestinal distress that come with higher concentrated sports drinks.
cotton balls soaked in olbas oil which riders put in their nostrils prior to a time trial. “I’ve spent the evening having the piss taken out of me by my team mates for riding the prologue with warm-up nose plugs in,” he wrote on his online diary. “They are…used to keep the airways open - obviously not quite the same effect if you forget to remove them before the start.”
Steve was unrelenting in his desire to give this great product a great name. He appreciated the power of words.
Boerries had a grandiose vision for something called "Connected Life." It was to be a socially seamless mobile experience that brought all your Yahoo services together in the palm of your hand, and connected them with the desktop. It was nothing short of what Apple and Google and Microsoft are all trying to do today with their cloud strategies.
When I began researching this story, my own score was a mere 31. So I asked Klout product director Chris Makarsky how I might boost it. His first suggestion was to improve the “cadence” of my tweets. (For a moment, I thought he meant I should tweet in iambic pentameter. But he just meant that I should tweet a lot more.) Second, he pushed me to concentrate on one topic instead of spreading myself... so thin. Third, he emphasized the importance of developing relationships with high-Klout people who might respond to my tweets, propagate them, and extend my influence to whole new population groups. Finally, he advised me to keep things upbeat. “We find that positive sentiment drives more action than negative,” he warned.
During a recent practice, LeBron looks and feels good, and in one of dozens of shooting drills, all goes well as he sinks ball after ball. And then—a bad shot, a little off. As the next ball reaches his hand, he pauses, just for a millisecond, as if hitting the reboot button. Next shot, and all the ones following—dead on. "It's all about refocusing yourself," he explains. "For me, it's such a... habit, and I know what I'm doing out on the basketball court, so if I do something wrong, then I know how to switch the switch and turn it right back on, to readjust myself. Right there and then. It doesn't take me a day. It takes me just"—he snaps his fingers—"one play."
I lost a layer of fat—the layer that came with eating the cookies and cakes and cheese pizza that so many omnivores and even vegetarians gulp down. I learned that I could eat more, enjoy it more (fruit tasted sweeter, vegetables crunchier and more flavorful), and still get leaner than I had ever been in my life. I started on more whole grains and legumes. Muscles I didn't even know I had popped... out. My blood pressure and triglyceride levels dropped to all-time lows, my HDL, "good" cholesterol, shot up to an all-time high. I had virtually no joint inflammation, even after miles of pounding trails and roads, and on the rare occasion I sprained my ankle or fell and whacked my elbow or knee, the soreness left faster than it ever had before. I was running in the morning, working eight-to 10-hour days, then running 10 miles in the evening—yet I woke up with more energy every day.
The more we assume actual leadership of our own lives, instead of waiting for someone else to do it for us, the better prepared we are to deal with this unending juggle.